By Karen Droy

CUMNOCK Rugby's P5s headed to Scotstoun Stadium where they gave Glasgow Warriors a guard of honour ahead of their Pro14 opener on Friday.

The team were invited to take part in a mini tournament against other P5 teams from Whitecraigs, Dalziel and GHA and although the weather was a bit overcast, the Cumnock boys shone bright.

During their first match against Whitecraigs, their training from the last few months kicked in and the boys demonstrated some fantastic passing coupled with some good runs and sidesteps. Defensively they also played well with several putting in some excellent tackles as they went on to secure a 3-3 draw. Kenzie score two tries and Dylan one.

Next they were up against Dalziel and it was clear the boys had listened during their team talk and upped their game. With more tackles being put in, fantastic support runs with clever off loads saw the boys draw 3-3. Again, Kenzie score two tries and Dylan one.

By their final match, GHA proved a challenge with strong attacks and several fast runners. The boys were understandably tired facing teams twice their size and having played two previous matches with no substitutions on a pitch larger than they are used to.

GHA were fast players and put the Cumnock boys through their paces and they stole the match 5-2 with Kenzie scoring first before John secured a second try in the final minutes. The boys have to be applauded for their tremendous attitudes and resilience, never giving up even when they are exhausted but having fun regardless of the result.

After their tournament the Cumnock RFC P5s were invited to wave their flags as the Guard of Honour and afterwards the boys took their seats in the community stand to watch Glasgow Warriors v Munster. For us however the main event was our spectacular six, Aaron, Dylan, Jack, John, Kenzie and Tony.